Category Archives: Television

Netflix Reveals The Little Evil Trailer

Netflix has debuted the first trailer for Little Evil, a new horror comedy coming to the streaming service on September 1.

From writer/director Eli Craig (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), Adam Scott (Big Little Lies, Parks & Recreation) and Evangeline Lilly (Ant-Man, Lost) star in this offbeat comedy about love, family, and the Antichrist. Gary has just married the love of his life, Samantha, and is now the stepfather to her quirky five-year-old son, Lucas (Owen Atlas). But he soon finds himself in increasingly odd situations around the child, which drives him to believe his new stepson may actually be the spawn of Satan.

Co-starring Donald Faison, Bridget Everett, and Chris D’Elia, Little Evil is produced by Jason Michael Berman, Nicholas David Nesbitt, and Scott Stuber.

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Stranger Things Season 3 Confirmed, Possibly Season 4

Netflix will drop Stranger Things Season 2 on October 27, 2017, just in time for Halloween. Now the series creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, have told Vulture that Stranger Things Season 3 is already a go, and a fourth and final season may be in the cards as well.

“We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” says Ross. “They’re going to have to get the f*ck out of this town! It’s ridiculous!”

“I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year,” Matt added of where the story might go.

The second season is set a year after Will’s return, and everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Stranger Things Season 2 will star Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine. New cast additions include Sadie Sink (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Brett Gelman (Blunt Talk, The Other Guys), newcomer Linnea Berthelsen, and ’80s icons Sean Astin (The Goonies) and Paul Reiser (Aliens).

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Watch The Punisher Teaser Trailer

Following the premiere of Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix, the very first teaser trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher has arrived online!

Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil where he’s joined by newcomers Ben Barnes as Billy Russo (the civilian name of the villain Jigsaw), Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces who runs a successful private military corporation called “Anvil;” Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them; and Amber Rose Revah (Indian Summers, Son of God) as Dinah Madani; a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher.

Also in the cast are Daniel Webber (11.22.63) as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society; Jason R. Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying) as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive; Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie) as Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle; Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel) plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife whose marriage has made her life far more complicated; and Michael Nathanson (The Knick, Wolf of Wall Street) as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber Rose  Revah).

Marvel’s The Punisher is part of an overall deal between Marvel Television and Netflix, which has already released the critically-acclaimed seasons of Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage, and Marvel’s Iron Fist. All the heroes have now united in the mini-series event Marvel’s The Defenders.

The Punisher spin-off series will premiere in 2017.

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release The Year Without A Santa Claus Prints By Dave Perillo On August 17, 2017

Dark Hall Mansion, is dropping a little snowy Christmas fun into your Summer along with bringing the heat with our latest limited edition officially licensed fine art print created by leading contemporary artist Dave Perillo in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, The Year Without A Santa Claus, and available Thursday August 17th!

Dave Perillo brings a memory and smile to everyone courtesy of the simply inimitable and classic Heat Miser and Snow Miser! 1974’s Rankin-Bass masterpiece finds Santa, elves and children racing to rescue a stranded reindeer as Santa’s faith is tested and well restored as the children of the world bestow their priceless gift of love on him. Not to be missed is the amazing and unforgettable singing stand off between the Miser Bros that artist Dave Perillo has so charmingly captured via a pair of vintage LP album inspired prints that reminds us just how cool (er, and hot!) this timeless special really is! Be sure to also check out Dave’s single 12″ x 24″ Banner edition print that incorporates holiday decorations and has both Miser Bros on the piece. We hope they’ll become a mainstay of many a fan and family’s holiday traditions.

DHM’s limited edition The Year Without A Santa Claus fine art prints are hand numbered giclee prints with (2) separate Snow Miser and Heat Miser prints measuring 12″ x 12″ sold as a paired set or the select single print 12″ x 24″ Banner edition.

All prints will be available Thursday, August 17th, at 12:30 PM PST exclusively via DHM’s dedicated store page here: www.darkhallmansionstore.com

The Year Without A Santa Claus 
12″ x 12″ set of both: Snow Miser + Heat Miser prints
Standard Edition Set of 280  $65 (for both prints shipped together)

The Year Without A Santa Claus 
12″ x 12″ set of both: Snow Miser + Heat Miser prints
Variant colorway Edition Set of 50 $85 (for both prints shipped together)

The Year Without A Santa Claus 
12″ x 24″ Banner Edition of 50  $75

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Female Roles In TV & Movies

Let’s hear it for the girls!

For so many years, the realm of the action hero, both on film and on TV, has been almost exclusively made up of males. Yet the last couple of years have seen a significant shift, with female superheroes and leading ladies coming at us from all directions.

The unexpected trail-blazers of the new wave of girl power were led by Melissa McCarthy in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot in the summer of 2016. Taking on the classic supernatural men’s “buddy movie”, many expected the gender switch remake to fall flat. As it turned out, it did well both critically and at the box office, with McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and the irrepressible Kate McKinnon busting every bit as hard as Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and company.

And if Ghostbusters blazed a trail, then Wonder Woman burned that trail to the ground. DC’s first female led superhero movie starred Gal Gadot as the legendary Diana, Princess of the Amazons. It was also the first Marvel blockbuster to be directed by a woman, Patty Jenkins, with a largely female crew. Made for just $149m, it has so far grossed almost $800m, with the DVD and BluRay releases still to come in time for Christmas.

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Even the bastion of the male ego, the James Bond-style super spy, has been cracked by the recent release of Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron as MI6’s top agent. Hard as nails and taking on all comers, she is a stark contrast to the typical tuxedo-clad James Bond in Diamonds are Forever, who was constantly hanging out in the casino surrounded by beautiful women who barely got a line, let alone any sort of character to work with.

Perhaps the best thing about this new wave of female heroes is that they are not trying to fill the same shoes as the men, but instead doing things in entirely their own way. Wonder Woman was a significant departure from the ego driven, macho, tough guys who had typically lead Marvel films; Charlize Theron’s character very much challenged the male characters on her own terms, giving every bit as good as she got, and then some — all while retaining her own uniquely female style.

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There is plenty more to come, too, with Marvel announcing last year that Captain Marvel will be played by Oscar winning “Room” actress, Brie Larson. The announcement was made long before the huge box office success of Wonder Woman, and it shows a real commitment to strong female roles from one of the biggest movie franchises there is. Add in strong roles for Zoe Saldana and Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy, and things are really starting to shift away from the days where all superheroes were “something-man”.

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Perhaps the biggest leap forward for women on screen was the recent announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor Who in the long-running British TV sci-fi series. After twelve straight male Time Lords, Whittaker will break the mold in spectacular fashion when she arrives in the Christmas special to replace Peter Capaldi.

The series has been building up to this for some time, with the only other remaining Time Lord regenerating from The Master to Missy, played by Michelle Gomez. This clearly set the precedent for female Time Lords and opened the door for the groundbreaking announcement, made dramatically (and somewhat ironically) by the BBC at the end of the Men’s Final at Wimbledon.

It is still far from a level playing field, especially with so many movies based on comic book characters from another, less enlightened era. Nonetheless, it is refreshing to not only see studios and TV channels taking these risks, but also to be rewarded by the kind of critical and commercial success that will encourage them to keep doing it.

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Batman: A Celebration of The Classic TV Series Limited Edition Signed By Adam West & Burt Ward

Don’t miss your chance to get a stunning collector’s edition of Batman: A Celebration of The Classic TV Series Limited Edition signed by Adam West and Burt Ward

This signed and numbered collector’s edition is limited to just 150 copies worldwide, and comes with an exclusive clamshell case and alternative cover, both of which are unique to this special edition.

KA-POW! This is the book Batman Fans have been waiting for! For the first time, the classic 1960s TV series, starring Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin, gets the lavish, in-depth coffee table book tribute it so richly deserves. From the Rogues Gallery of Villains, including the Penguin, the Joker and Catwoman, to the car every kid wanted – the Batmobile – it’s all here! Holy History Batman!

Bob Garcia and Joe Desris’ book provides an in-depth and highly visual overview of the show, and the cultural impact it had, defining the Dynamic Duo for a generation, and bringing Pop Art to Primetime.

From the creation of the show, through the production of its 120 episodes over 3 seasons, to its legacy and afterlife in continual syndication around the world, the book will relive favorite moments, uncover behind the scenes secrets, and celebrate the people both in front of and behind the camera who brought Batman to the screen.

Filled with classic images, and rare and previously unseen photos and production art from archives and the private collections of Adam West, among many others, this will be the definitive companion to the series, both for long-standing fans, and newcomers discovering the show’s charms for the first time.

There are only 150 copies of the book available and you can pre-order it HERE for $500.

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Karate Kid Series Reuniting Ralph Macchio & William Zabka Coming To YouTube Red

Cobra Kai will debut next year on YouTube’s subscription service, YouTube Red. The 10-episode series is described as a comedy that picks up 30 years after the events of the original movie as down on his luck Johnny Lawrence, again played by Billy Zabka, re-opens the Cobra Kai dojo.

You remember, the school run by misunderstood evil sensei John Kreese, whose mantra was “Strike first, strike hard, no mercy.”

Naturally, this catches the attention of Johnny’s former rival, Daniel LaRusso, played by Ralph Macchio. While now successful in life, he still misses his late mentor, Mr. Miyagi, who taught “Daniel-san” karate while sneakily forcing him to renovate his house and wax his car.

“Like everyone who grew up in the 1980s, the three of us are enormous fans of ‘The Karate Kid,'” executive producers Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg said in a statement. “‘Cobra Kai’ will be a true continuation of the original films — packed with comedy, heart and thrilling fight scenes. We can’t wait to reignite the LaRusso-Lawrence rivalry.”

Look for Cobra Kai to come to YouTube Red in 2018.

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Watch Marvel’s The Defenders Comic-Con Trailer

Tonight, Netflix and Marvel Television hosted a panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con featuring the star-studded cast of the highly-anticipated Netflix original series Marvel’s The Defenders, including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist), Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), and Executive Producer and showrunner Marco Ramirez. Moderated by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, the panel was packed with surprises and sneak peeks, including an appearance by Jon Bernthal, star of the Netflix original series Marvel’s The Punisher coming out later this year and an exclusive clip shown in the room from the series, as well as the announcement of season 2 of Marvel’s Iron Fist.

The highlight of the night was a surprise screening  of the first episode of Marvel’s The Defenders which the 6000 fans were treated to almost a month before its global premiere on Netflix on August 18, 2017 at 12:01am PT.  To cap it off, the second action-packed trailer was released too!

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

The series also stars Academy Award-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver as the antagonist, simply named Alexandra, and features the return of Elodie Yung as Elektra, Scott Glenn as Stick, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.

Marvel’s The Defenders is executive produced by Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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Watch The Comic-Con: The Walking Dead Season 8 Trailer

Straight from their Hall H panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, AMC has released the first The Walking Dead Season 8 trailer, with over five minutes of footage from the all-new season!

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead reigns as television’s most watched drama for Adults 18-49. The series is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.

The series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Christian Serratos, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Look for The Walking Dead Season 8 to premiere on October 22.

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Watch The Bright Trailer 

Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film.

Bright is Suicide Squad director David Ayer’s next project and will be coming to Netflix on December 22. The film reteams Ayer with Suicide Squad star Will Smith and is also headlined by Joel Edgerton (The Gift, Exodus: Gods and Kings) and Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus).

 

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.

The Netflix original film stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi. The film is directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis. David Ayer, Eric Newman, and Bryan Unkeless serve as producers.

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